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July 26, 1949

Untitled report on Adib Habaib's trip to Haifa

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Beirut, Jul 26, 1949


Number 154/ On Jul 25, at 10:00 AM, Mrs. Kalini, wife of Dr. Omar Al-Khalil came to the Russian Commission to meet with Mr. Khan Likov. After that I saw her in the afternoon with Adib Habaib, a Haifa native who works for the Jews.


I learned from Adib Habaib himself that he was in Haifa and that had gone there to try to get back his son who had been taken by the church in Ain Al-Ghrair from Beirut to France to appoint him for the priesthood in Ghrair.  For this purpose, he met with top people from Ain Al-Ghrair in Haifa, who had promised him help to bring his son back.


I also found out that he met with Omar Al-Khalil, who carried a letter from him to his wife, Kalini, as well as a 100 pounds.


Description of Adib Habaib's recent trip to Haifa to retrieve his son.


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Emir Farid Chehab Collection, GB165-0384, Box 1, File 257/1, Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony’s College, Oxford.


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